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droppin the TA

This is a discussion on droppin the TA within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i want to drop my car an inch or two...i have been told that i can simply cut half a ...

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    droppin the TA

    i want to drop my car an inch or two...i have been told that i can simply cut half a coil out of each of my springs and just put them back in...is there anyone who can verify this or has any suggestions??? Thanks

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    dont cut the springs ...springs are made the length they are for a reason...ride comfort and drivability will suffer if you cut them. appearance wise it will look good but functionality will suffer.

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    invest in the Eibach LT1 prokit. it's what i have on my car. perfect height after being dropped. the front springs have a higher spring rate so that the front is not slammed down and you have issues going over speed bumps...




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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    invest in the Eibach LT1 prokit. it's what i have on my car. perfect height after being dropped. the front springs have a higher spring rate so that the front is not slammed down and you have issues going over speed bumps...

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    i was actually just lookin at those...not a bad price either...your ride looks good also...drop looks like it sits very nice afterwards..i think i just made my decision....lol

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    '12 Silver SS 1SS
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    the SS has a nice slight forward rake, that's what i like about it...

    now, on my '95 TA project car, im going LS1 prokit on it to really slam the car down low...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    the SS has a nice slight forward rake, that's what i like about it...

    now, on my '95 TA project car, im going LS1 prokit on it to really slam the car down low...
    sweet man..i hope that it works out for you like the SS did...i can't wait to drop mine down...good luck with the 95!!

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    heres a question related but not on topic, is puttin in your own lowering springs a good idea? i've heard if you haven't done it there can be complications like losin a spring shootin through the fender, but is this something that would be easier paying someone to do?

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    thanks, best of luck with lowering your TA as well...

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    i have the eibach pro kit on my TA and i love it how it looks and rides. i also threw in sway bars to get rid of the roll. but yeah, its a nice little kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdCountry02 View Post
    heres a question related but not on topic, is puttin in your own lowering springs a good idea? i've heard if you haven't done it there can be complications like losin a spring shootin through the fender, but is this something that would be easier paying someone to do?
    i did the rears because they are easy and straight forward to do. the fronts are harder because it takes a #50 torx head to loosen and remove the bolts holding them in the strut mounts. you will need a spring compressor to compress the springs for the front (not needed in the rear), and that's where if you don't do it right, the likely hood of a spring flying off in some direction is a possibility...

    i took mine to a local performance shop for the fronts and glad i did. the rubber isolator on the passenger side was rotted away, which they replaced. you might run into that, or you could strip the nut to the spring. basically a whole host of issues could arise with doing the fronts (or no problems at all). they had both sides installed in about an hour. far quicker than i know i could have done so by myself and charged my only 1hr of labor to do so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    i did the rears because they are easy and straight forward to do. the fronts are harder because it takes a #50 torx head to loosen and remove the bolts holding them in the strut mounts. you will need a spring compressor to compress the springs for the front (not needed in the rear), and that's where if you don't do it right, the likely hood of a spring flying off in some direction is a possibility...

    i took mine to a local performance shop for the fronts and glad i did. the rubber isolator on the passenger side was rotted away, which they replaced. you might run into that, or you could strip the nut to the spring. basically a whole host of issues could arise with doing the fronts (or no problems at all). they had both sides installed in about an hour. far quicker than i know i could have done so by myself and charged my only 1hr of labor to do so...
    thats what i was kinda worried about, but thats a great idea. i'll probably do what you did and do the rear and take it to the shop in town for the fronts. thanks man, thats exactly what i needed. my car looks like an suv, i need to drop it bad too. oh and brad good idea, drop it. it'll look amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    invest in the Eibach LT1 prokit. it's what i have on my car. perfect height after being dropped. the front springs have a higher spring rate so that the front is not slammed down and you have issues going over speed bumps...

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    oh and also, your SS looks great. good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    i did the rears because they are easy and straight forward to do. the fronts are harder because it takes a #50 torx head to loosen and remove the bolts holding them in the strut mounts. you will need a spring compressor to compress the springs for the front (not needed in the rear), and that's where if you don't do it right, the likely hood of a spring flying off in some direction is a possibility...

    i took mine to a local performance shop for the fronts and glad i did. the rubber isolator on the passenger side was rotted away, which they replaced. you might run into that, or you could strip the nut to the spring. basically a whole host of issues could arise with doing the fronts (or no problems at all). they had both sides installed in about an hour. far quicker than i know i could have done so by myself and charged my only 1hr of labor to do so...
    i got my setup through my old job that i was with at the time and then me and a buddy i worked with lowered it ourselves at work on a day that we were closed. the rears took maybe 10 minutes to do while the fronts took a couple hours. save the money and do the rears yourself. its not too hard

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